In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Image Engine acted as lead vendor, completing over 1,000 visual effects shots for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. This includes designing and creating the epic man-made space station as well as bringing the film’s photo-realistic droids and spacecraft to life.
Image Engine/Overall VFX Supervisor: Peter Muyzers
Image Engine/Overall VFX Producer: Shawn Walsh
Elysium: Insights From The VFX Supervisors
December 30, 2021 – Creative Cow
Elysium: Inside the Visual Effects
The Hollywood Reporter
Between heaven and earth: behind the scenes of Elysium
January 3, 2014 – Creative Bloq
WIRED Design FX: Constructing Elysium’s Terrifyingly Real Dystopia
August 22, 2013 – WIRED
Elysium: a practical, miniature and digital fx odyssey
August 13, 2013 – fxguide
Powering Up for Elysium
August 12, 2013 – Animation World Network (AWN)